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Our Students Tell It Like It Is.

Learn more about life as an Online MBA student at Ross from our students. Read about their personal experiences, how they connect with each other, and what it means to balance work, family, and friends — all while earning an MBA.

Jessie Vanderveen,  MBA ’23
The Michigan Ross Online MBA Program has provided me the opportunity to further hone my skills by learning from world-class professors, senior leaders from Fortune 500 companies, and an incredibly smart, diverse, and unique community of student colleagues and alumni mentors.
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Read individual stories about students' career paths, reasons for choosing Ross, and advice for anyone considering applying.

Student Profile
Online MBA ’23
From Engineering to Video Games Sales: Using an MBA to Discover His Passion
Sean Brodner grew up with a lifelong affinity for math and science, leading him to complete his undergraduate degree in engineering from Cornell University. He started his career in the oil and gas...

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Online MBA '22
Finding a True Community Online
Ramen Tieu didn't apply to the inaugural class of the Michigan Ross Online MBA because he had extra time on his hands. As a new father, a husband, and a manager of twenty-five employees at a smart...

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Student Profile
Online MBA
Building a Bridge between Compassionate Care and Critical Thinking
Growing up, Erin Velez was always interested in healthcare and medicine. After majoring in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale, Erin received her Master of Science in Public Health at the...

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Hear What Students Say 

Check out our student-run podcast “Working for the Weekend” to hear current part-time MBA students at Michigan Ross talk about everything from recruiting to mental health to student debt. 

Read Student Voices Articles 

Written in their own words, these Student Voices articles give you an opportunity to learn more about the program from multiple perspectives.


Connect with a Student or Alum

Get to know our Online MBA ambassadors — students and alumni who are ready to share their stories and answer any questions you may have about the program. 

Alumni ambassador
Class of 2022
Hi, I'm Scott Schenkelberg, a graduate of the OMBA program at the Ross School of Business. I'm a Nebraskan born and raised who has gone on to explore the world...

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Alumni ambassador
Class of 2023
After graduating with a degree in Finance from Oral Roberts University, I joined Phillips 66 in their Oklahoma office. I spent several years supervising teams...

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